21 Mar, 2019

Play facilitation : the science behind the art of engaging young children

An excellent and provocative new report sponsored by The LEGO Foundation.

Dr Jyrki Reunamo from Helsinki University contributed – as he says ‘The message is that play is good – but not just any playing – the playing needs to be progressive.’

This white paper presents emerging evidence that playful practices can support a variety of learning outcomes, and that educators and caregivers have a critical role in facilitating young children’s learning through play. It offers key insights around realising playful practices in early learning settings serving children aged three to six – what we know, and what we have yet to discover.